Check out what’s on tap at Eastfield's Journeyman Brewer program. With support from more than 20 local brewery partners, the program offers a hands-on certificate that will give current and aspiring brewery personnel the skills they need to meet the needs of the growing beer industry.
Technical Brewer Program at a Glance
How Long Will I Train?
course: Six weeks
Online course: Eight weeks
The Technical Brewer course track requires one year of practical brewing experience and the completion of the Journeyman Brewer Certificate or an assessment test. Classes are self-paced. A mandatory practicum component must be completed by the end of each course track.
A One of a Kind Program
The Eastfield Brewery program is the only one of its kind in the southern region of the United States. It produces highly qualified employees who meet the demand for certified brewers in the booming craft beer industry in Texas and the region. The program achieves this through face-to-face, online and hybrid instruction. Specifically, the Journeyman Brewer program directly partners with more than 20 local breweries that provide live learning labs at their facilities for 40% of the program's instruction, with the other 60% happening at Eastfield in a traditional classroom setting. Since its creation, the Eastfield Brewery program has produced a 98% job placement rate, and it will continue to do so by expanding its partnerships. The pairings of these classes create a pipeline that enables the hobby-beer-lover to become a head brewmaster and/or craft beer business owner.